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Ayasuluk Fortress

Ayasuluk Castle, or the Citadel of Ayasuluk, is atop Ayasuluk Hill in Selçuk, which is located in the foothills of the Aydin mountains. Selçuk is the present day name for Ephesus. The history of the castle is closely tied to that of the city. The partially restored remains of the fortress date from Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman times.

The location of Ephesus changed over the years for various reasons. It was either for the changing course of the Cayster River or the need to defend itself against invasions. The history of Ephesus is a trully fascinating, as it had great religious and military importance to many different people throughout the changing of empires.